Ships hit by U-boats


French Steam merchant

Quiberon under her former name Atlas

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,296 tons
Completed1922 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg 
OwnerUnion Industrielle et Maritime SA, Dunkirk 
Date of attack19 Jan 1940Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)
Position52° 34'N, 2° 05'E - Grid AN 8417
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
RouteRouen (16 Jan) - The Downs (19 Jan) - Boston, Lincolnshire 
History Completed in December 1922 as German Düsseldorf for Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), Hamburg. 1924 renamed Margarete for Ost-West Reederei, Hamburg. In November 1926 sold to the Netherlands and renamed Pallas for Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij NV, Amsterdam. 1927 renamed Atlas and 1933 transferred to NV West-Indische Scheepvaart Mij, Willemstad. In November 1939 sold to France and renamed Quiberon for Union Industrielle et Maritime SA, Dunkirk. 
Notes on event

At 21.09 hours on 19 January 1940 the unescorted Quiberon (Master Arsène Guillevic) was hit on port side aft by one G7a torpedo from U-59 about 13 miles east of Great Yarmouth. The stern broke off and sank immediately, followed by the forward part that sank vertically within four minutes after being hit.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

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